Another important role of the Mayor, a one the Mayor is always very passionate about, is to support a few local good causes.
Each year the Mayor promotes their chosen charities and raises funds for them by hosting charity events throughout their year in office.
To make a donation to the Mayor's Charity:
or via cheque made payable to the 'Mayor's Charity Appeal Fund' and posted to the Mayor's Office, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN.
The funds will be distributed between the chosen good causes.
The next charity fundraising event is the Mayor's Charity Winter Ball. This will take place on Friday 17 November, from 7pm until midnight at the Best Western Roker Hotel, Roker Terrace, Sunderland, SR6 9ND. Tickets cost £40 per person which includes a three course meal, music from The Edge a Live and Party Soul band. The evening will be copmared by Ray Spencer MBE. To buy tickets please telephone 0191 561 8438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org